vikingpower writes "In-vitro or synthetic meat is a staple of science fiction literature as well as in the imagination of many. Researchers at the university of Maastricht ( The Netherlands) have managed to grow the first pieces of fully synthetic meat. The price of a full hamburger stuffed with this...uhm, well, stuff is estimated at 250,000 US dollars. The technical challenges have included giving the meat a pinkish colour and the right texture for cooking and eating, as well as ensuring that it feels and tastes like real meat"
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